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Broncos defeat Raiders on late touchdown pass
The Denver Broncos took the field in rain-soaked Oakland with a number of question marks surrounding the teams defense and starting quarterback. It looked as if the quarterback concerns were legitimate early, with rookie Ryan Kaiser starting slow with two first half interceptions. On the defensive side, however, they were out to prove a point, dominating the line of scrimmage from start to finish and holding the Raiders to only 144 yards offensively and holding Raiders star back Darren McFadden to only 50 yards on 19 carries. Champ Bailey and free agent pickup Jarrad Page patrolled the secondary, refusing to let the Raider receiving cops get open.
Offensively, the Broncos struggled early, Kaiser continued to look like his preseason self, throwing two picks and missing reads on key downs. However he was able to lead a huge drive late in the first half that culminated in a Tony Gonzalez touchdown catch with time expiring. The second half brought more struggles for the offense, and Kaiser threw what could have been a game ending INT with under three minutes left. But after a Raider first down, the Broncos defense held the Raiders to a punt with 1:50 left on the clock. From there, Kaiser led a masterful drive, taking the Broncos 80 yards, ending the drive with a six yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd. The Broncos defense held for the last half-minute and helped Denver escape the Black Hole with a victory
Ryan Kaiser - 18/26, 231 yds, 2 TD/3 INT
Noel Devine - 10 att, 46 yds
Brandon Lloyd - 7 rec, 84 yds, TD
Noel Devine - 5 rec, 46 yds
Tony Gonzalez - 3 rec, 31 yds, TD
Eddie Royal - 2 rec, 52 yds
Browns 6 - St. Louis 0
Tough night. This was a very frustrating game. I'm sure for both parties. There just wasn't anything happening offensively. Both defenses played very well. My defense got key contributions from Barret Ruud (3 tk 1 sack) My 5th round pick Shakim Booker intercepted a pass late in the game to help preserve the win. TJ Ward also intercepted a pass. As a team we turned 5 sacks.
On offense we didn't do much obviously. Hillis ran 19 times for 74 yards. We hit a few pass plays to extend drives, but by and large our passing game was d.o.a.
We kicked two 4th qtr fg's to maintain the win.
Sorry gsolo. Bad night. We move to 1-0 though and next week we host Tennessee.
Rookies Pace Niners Blowout
Right about now, the San Francisco front office is patting themselves on their backs. After a controversial move to first trade away Frank Gore for a 1st round pick, then to use their other first round pick on Peter Newcomer over Ryan Kaiser, the media was ready to pick the entire front office apart if they got off to a slow start. Instead, the GM and company look like geniuses, as the first three draft picks all had substantial impact on Sunday. HB Coddie Ross (#16 overall pick) took to the ground early and often, taking off on a long run on the opening drive and displaying the "running away from the cops speed" and athleticism that drew comparisons to LT while at TCU.
On the very next drive, the Niners 2nd round pick CB Derron Charles, jumped a route and picked the ball off. The BYU alum held his own against Larry Fitzgerald ALL game, limiting the All Pro receiver to just 3 catches for 38 yards. After the turnover, Newcomer (5th overall pick), quieted those who thought the Niners should have gone with Kaiser by engineering a solid drive that was capped with a TD pass to Weslye Saunders.
The Niners finished the half 35-0, and went on to win 35-3. The only areas of concern were the pass rush. Newcomer was sacked 5 times, whereas San Fran only got to Kevin Kolb once, and it was a coverage sack. Some schematic adjustments will need to be made to address this before SF takes on Sam Bradford and the Rams next week.
QB Peter Newcomer 15-24 236 yards 2 TD 1 INT
HB Codie Ross 219 yards 3 TD 2 rec 70 yards
Texans - 20 OT
Saints - 17
The Texans win one on the road in overtime
Houston used a heavy dose of Arian Foster to get past the Saints. He carried the ball 25 times for 234 yards with 1 TD. The touchdown was a 75 yarder that came on the first play of the second half. The run game seemed to be the only thing that would work on the day. Matt Schaub was only able to complete 10 of 18 passes for 100 yards. He had 1 TD and 1 interception and was sacked twice. Kevin Walter caught the lone TD pass.
The defense looked pretty impressive. They were able to sack Brees 6 times on the day. Rookie DT Jarrett Duncan led the way with 3 sacks and 6 total tackles (4TFLs). Mario Williams added 2 sacks while J.J. Watt had 1. MLB Demeco Ryans contributed with 1 interception.
Houston will travel to Buffalo to face the Bills next week.
Ravens finish strong thanks to their Predator like defense! Ravans 17-Bengals 6
Very slow start for both teams with not much actioin in the 1st.
What started(and ended)as a frustrating night for Joey Flanco with the lack of protection from the O-line,he manged to to throw for 77Yrds 1TD?/
One TD catch by Anquan Boldin for 33Yrds.
Big game for the land shark Ray lewis with 7 tackles and 1 FF as well as Foxworth, Domonique with an INT and return for 6pts.
Andy Dalton 17/34 picking up 189 in the air. No TDS and 1 INT.
Cedric Benson 19/85yrd
Carlos Dunlap finishes with 2 Sacks.
Ravens plan to rest up and prepare for next weeks game against Jacksonville Jaguars
Jets @ GiantsQuarter 1:
Jets 1st round pick Devonte Dickerson blows up Ahmad Bradshaw in the backfield on 3rd down of the G-Men's first drive, his first career tackle. Puts Giants out of field goal range.
Teams combine for 3 3 and outs in first, Jets pick up first 1st down of the game as the quarter expires.
Mark Sanchez fumbles after Jets pick up consecutive first downs. Giants ball around midfield.
After a great start to the game, running back Shonn Greene breaks his hand and is out 11 weeks, sweet (Now I really need Turner).
Jets open the scoring with a 37 yard FG with 1:30 remaining in the half. 3-0 Good Guys.
Sanchez misses an open Santonio Holmes on the last play off the half, would surely have been a TD.
Mark Sanchez picked off by Doran Grant on Jets first drive.
Giants tie the game up after Bart Scott drops an easy pick. 1:29 left in the quarter.
Folk's second field goal of the day puts the Jets back up. 6-3.
Antonio Cromartie picks off Eli Manning! Jets to start in Giants territory.
After a nice 20 yard by Powell, Jets forced to kick another field goal. 9-3 Jets with just over 2 minutes remaining.
Giants convert 3rd and 12 then quickly drive down the field and score with 5 straight Manning completions. Giants up 10-9 with 1 minute left. Jets have all 3 timeouts.
Doran Grant once again picks off Sanchez and takes this one to the house. A miracle is needed for the Jets to comeback from this one. 17-9 G-Men.
Game Over. Jets fall to Giants and lose Greene. Dissapointing start for Sanchez and the Jets.
Lions @ Vikings
Not the most exciting game. The Vikings offense couldn't do anything except for a couple of deep balls.
Jahvid Best had a triplicate of TDs in the third quarter to give the Lions an early 21-0 lead. Chris Houston blocked a field goal at the end of the 2nd quarter as well. Lions lead 21-0 at half.
Second half had Mikel LeShoure score his first career TD, while the Vikings hit a couple of field goals.
Lions win, 28-6.
Heartbreak did hit for Lions' first round pick Daniel Rucker, who tore his hamstring and is out for 6 weeks. The Lions have moved DeAndre Levy back to starting at MLB and moved Stephen Tulloch back to ROLB. Lions have also signed OLB Shaun Crable to fill in as a backup.
Eagles surrender 21-10 lead in 4th quarter to lose home opener
The Eagles should have had this one, but surrendered touchdown passes of 37 and 43 yards late in the 4th quarter, and DeSean Jackson dropped a wide open touchdown with :05 left in the game, which would have given the Eagles the victory. Instead, K Alex Henery missed a 44 yard FG wide right as time expired, and Miami escaped with a win.
Michael Vick was his usual self, passing for 312 yards and 3 TD and rushing for 51 yards, with no turnovers. Unfortunately, missed opportunities were everywhere for the Eagles, as Jackson and Maclin both dropped touchdown passes, and there were 3 drops on 3rd downs which brought drives to an end. HB LeSean McCoy had 38 rushing yards and 48 receiving yards, and DeSean Jackson led the team with 112 receiving yards on 4 catches, including a TD.
Miami was helped greatly by Davone Bess and his returning skills, which gave Miami the ball in Philadelphia territory 3 times, setting up short fields for the Dolphin offense. The Eagles started the game with the first score, a 3 yard TD pass to Maclin. Miami would quickly respond with a 10 yard TD run by HB Daniel Thomas. That would be the only scoring in the 1st half, and Philadelphia would score touchdowns on their first 2 possessions of the 2nd half. Their defense would hold Miami to a lone FG, and midway through the 4th it was 21-10 Philadelphia. But Bess would return a kickoff over 50 yards, and a couple plays later Henne would find Brian Hartline for a 43 yard touchdown pass. A quick 3-and-out by Philadelphia would give Miami the ball back down 21-16 with plenty of time left, and Brian Hartline would get open once again, this time scoring from 37 yards out to give the Dolphins a 24-21 lead.
Vick would quickly get the Eagles in Dolphin territory with a run, a pass to Celek, and another pass to McCoy. With :30 left, Jackson would find himself wide open for a 30 yard completion inside the red zone. Now looking like a tie at the very least was imminent, the Eagles had a few shots at the end zone with :20 left. Instead, Vick would get sacked for a 12 yard loss back out of the red zone, and the Eagles were forced to use their last time out. With :15 left, the Eagles had 2 shots at the end zone before they needed to bring out Henery. On their first try, DeSean Jackson ran a slant route and found himself WIDE OPEN in the end zone, and Vick threw a perfect bullet that hit him right in the hands, and fell right onto the ground. The next pass was thrown away, and the Eagles brought out Henery to tie the game. Instead, he missed the right upright by 6 inches and the Eagles took a loss, in a game they completely dominated.
btw I'd appreciate it if you guys posted a final score above your summaries, makes it much easier on us who didn't play the game to see who won, instead of reading the entire summary not knowing who won (or even not getting a final score, just you saying you won). Scores are important to post, if you ask me.
I'd have to disagree with the final score over the summaries. I enjoy reading the summary without knowing the outcome at times. Like watching a SportsCenter clip when you haven't seen anything on the game.
I can't read through all those either. The scores up top would be great. Or even at the bottom, just put the final score somewhere it can be seen.
Lots of cpu losses. Good to see, as long as you guys don't feel cheated.
Chiefs 28 - Bears 21
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Chiefs Hunt the Bears in the 2nd Half to Win 28-21
Matt Forte carried the Bears offense, beginning the game with 2 touchdown runs of over 75 yards each to give the Bears an early 14-3 lead. Another Bears drive featured Forte punching in the rock from 2 yards out to give the Bears a 21-3 lead going into halftime.
The Chiefs rallied in the 2nd Half, shutting out the Bears and scoring 25 straight points to win 28-21. Cassel threw 2 INTs in the 1st Half but in the 2nd Half didn't miss a beat and threw 2 TDs along with a 52 yard FG by Ryan Succop to tie the game at 21-21 in the 4th.
After the Chiefs defense held the Bears in check late in the game, the Chiefs drove down the field with less than a minute left in the game and scored a late Touchdown thanks to a 26 yard run by Jamaal Charles, then converted a 2 point play to take a 28-21 lead with less than 25 seconds left in the game.
The first half was horrible beginning of the season jitters for QB Romo who threw 4 picks in the game. The Cowboys headed into to halftime losing 28-7 and it looked like it was going to be a blowout. Things didn't improve throughout the 3rd Quarter either until the final two minutes. After an anemic offensive round the Cowboys once again punted to the Seattle side of the field. This is where Dallas's defense decided to finally show up with Mike Jenkins picking off a sideline pass for a TD. The next ensuing drive saw rookie DE Reeves force a fumble on the Seattle 10 to be carried in for another TD. At this point the game was 28-21 Seattle, but the hero of the day for Seattle was again Michael Crabtree scorching the rookie FS Beasly to make it 35-21. The Cowboys would answer with 3 minutes left with a long 60 yard TD pass to Miles Austin. Unfortunately the defense couldn't hold and the final play was a simple kneel down. A disappointing outcome to an exciting second half. There were some highpoints though, with two defensive rookies forcing turnovers (FS Beasly and DE Reeves). Close game at the end, but the 'Boys hope to recover and improve to 1-1 next week.
This would be a good analogy if SportsCenter didn't ruin every fucking highlight these days by showing all the key plays and winners from the current day in their intro, or have the sidebar that says "Dallas over Minnesota" or something like that. I can't watch SportsCenter anymore when I don't know the score, it gets ruined almost immediately lol
Chiefs 44 Chargers 28
Matt Cassel threw 2 INTs again but made up for it with 3 TDs and a 60% completion percentage. However the stud of the game was Jamaal Charles ran for 246 on 31 carries with 2 TDs as well. The Chiefs were not missing Brandon Flowers at all as their defense held Rivers to 16-36 and forced 2 INTs, one of which was returned for a TD.
Kaiser gets in rhythm with huge performance against the Jets
The Denver Broncos headed into week two with big questions on offense as the vaunted Jets defense rolled into town. However those questions would be answered by the play of youngsters Ryan Kaiser and Noel Devine. The Jets looked like they were going to coast to victory, forcing a three and out on the Broncos first drive and then Mark Sanchez hit Dustin Keller for an 80 yard touchdown completion. But the Broncos kept themselves alive to go into the halftime break down 17-10.
After a 36 yard FG by Matt Prater and a defensive stop, Kaiser found Eddie Royal wide open on a corner route and watched the former Hokie take it to the house for a 46 yard touchdown. The Jets responded, with Steve Smith catching a 44 yard touchdown to make it 24-20 at the end of the third.
The Broncos scored on a one yard fun by fullback Spencer Larson early in the second to take a three point lead, and were able to stretch the lead out to 10 after Royal caught his second touchdown pass of the game with 3:01 left. The Jets took the ball on the ensuing drive and Champ Bailey came up with a huge interception that looked to seal the game for the Broncos. But a costly fumble by backup tailback Willis McGahee two plays into the drive gave the Jets new life. They quickly picked apart the dejected Bronco defense, with Smith catching his second touchdown on a 34 yard reception. But the Broncos recovered the onside kick and were able to get a first down, sealing the victory.
Ryan Kaiser - 19/28, 355 yds, 3 TD/1 INT
Noel Devine - 20 att, 96 yds
Tony Gonzalez - 8 rec, 103 yds, TD
Noel Devine - 3 rec, 101 yds
Brandon Lloyd - 3 rec, 42 yds
Eddie Royal - 2 rec, 60 yds, 2 TD
Khiry Cousins - 2 rec, 44 yds
ParkerR83 0 10 0 20 0 30
Giants 3 10 0 0 0 13
This game looked to be another disaster in the making going into halftime with the Giants again threatening to score from the 5 to try and make it 20-3, but Demarcus Ware came through for the Cowboys defense, returning an interception 95 yards for a touchdown. This was the beginning of the defensive rout of the Giants. Cowboys defense totaled 3 interceptions and 6 sacks on QB Manning. The offense finally got into gear in the 4th quarter, adding 20 points. Felix Jones was the stand out offensive player, totaling over 150 yards of rushing and 1 TD. Dez Bryant also made a spectacular catch at the goalline for a score. One notable downside is the 11 week injury of SS Elam on his interception return in the 4th quarter, the one defensive position with little depth for the 'Boys. At this point however the Cowboys will try 2nd year player Church to show how well he can do filling into Elam's shoes. Overall a strong comeback for the Cowboys, but they still need to find signifigant improvement in their passing game. QB Romo was only 7-21 for 116 yards in this game with 2 interceptions to add to his other 4 for the year.
Jaguars upset Ravens late in the 4th with FG victory! 28-31 Jags
Joey Flacco 2TDS/ 4INT 26AT-11Comp 187
L.Evans 100Yrds 5Rcpt 2TD
B Gabbert 18AT 9Comp 120Yrds
M-J-Drew 29At-145yrd 1TD.
After an accidental loss to division rival Tampa Bay the Falcon fire back with a 35 to 7 win at home against NFC south opponent New Orleans. Michael "The Burner" Turner knocked off the preseason rust with an impressive 143 yds rushing on 23 carries along with three TD's. Matt Ryan continued his slump throwing 2 picks in the win. Lucky for him the Falcon defense was clicking, after giving up an early TD they blanketed the Saints for the rest of the game. Allowing 129 yds of total offense while forcing 2 turnovers and only giving up one conversion on third down. Next up the Titans.
Titans - 35
Browns - 28
Offensive shootout in this one against BDSDIGITAL. We had this one seemingly in hand with the score 35-7 right before the 4th quarter. Browns had first blood driving easily down the field on the back of Hillis and putting it in from 13 out to go up 7-0. Titans then went off and scored 35 unanswered. The first went to rookie Sanders who caught a hitch and out ran 3 Browns defenders showing off his playmaking ability. We then went with a balanced attack mixing Chris Johnson runs with some passes and scored 2 more passing TDs 1 to Britt and Sanders each. In the 2nd half, Ringer scored from 2 out while giving Johnson a breather. We then got the ball back again in the 3rd and Johnson ripped a huge 74 yard run to seemingly ice the game. Browns then stepped up the offensive attack and start making defensive stops. Hillis had a 50 yard run and then Massaquoi a 39 yard pass to make it a 2 score game. We then had another turnover and Browns capitalized on a 16 yard pass to TE Watson. The Browns got the ball back one more time with about 2 min left, but Tenn D finally woke back up and picked off McCoys pass to finish the game at 35-28. BDS got me a bit nervous at the end of this one.
Texans - 24
Bengals - 17
This game should not have been as close as the score indicates. Jacoby Jones fumbled two punts in the 2nd half; one which was returned for a TD and another that setup a FG. The Texans used a balanced attack on the afternoon. They rushed for 169 yards while passing for 171 yards. Owen Daniels and Arian Foster led the offense. Daniels caught 7 passes for 147 yards and 1 TD. Foster carried the ball 21 times for 130 yards and 1 TD.
The defense was able to hold the Bengals to 229 yards of total offense. They were able to intercept Andy Dalton 4 times. Kareem Jackson had 2 while Johnathan Joseph and Jason Allen each had 1. Demeco Ryans was able to get 1 sack.
Jacoby Jones will probably be moved off of punt return duties until he can hold onto the ball.
The Texans will travel to Tennessee next week for there fourth road game of the season. They have six road games in a row to start the season before finally getting a home game in week 7.
Devine leads broncos to week three victory
Raiders - 9
Broncos - 30
The Denver Broncos welcomed in the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders and walked away with a huge victory thanks in large part to a 24 point barrage in the 2nd quarter. The Broncos defense rebounded from a tough game against the Jets with a dominating performance, giving up only a field goal as the Raiders touchdown was off of an interception return. They held the Raider offense to only 143 total yards, and created confusion with both blitz schemes and coverages, throwing off Raider quarterback Jason Campbell. The offense thrived on the big play, with two of the three touchdowns going for 50 yards or longer.
Ryan Kaiser - 22/30, 277 yds, 2 TD/1 INT
Noel Devine - 18 att, 175 yds, TD
Willis McGahee - 6 att, 32 yds
Brandon Lloyd - 6 rec, 102 yds, TD
Tony Gonzalez - 6 rec, 73 yds
Noel Devine - 4 rec, 56 yds
Eddie Royal - 3 rec, 19 yds, TD
Plaxico Burress - 2 rec, 13 yds
Khiry Cousins - 1 rec, 15 yds
Lions come from behind due to the stellar play of Young
Carolina dominated the game early, with two early field goals from Olindo Mare and some stellar passing by Cam Newton. Newton also dominated the game with his legs, especially in the second quarter.
Detroit answered early in the 2nd quarter with a field goal of their own, only to watch Newton drive the field easily and score on a 5 yard rush. Jahvid Best answered back with a 1 yard TD run, but then Carolina may have had the worst clock management around. After a deep pass connected with 15 seconds left, the Panthers lined up with 13 left on the clock. After running 3 seconds, the Panthers call their final timeout. They then ran a pass play, throwing to the flats, which went for a 2 yard gain and stayed inbounds. Time expired before another play was ran, costing the Panthers at least 3 points.
The third quarter was quiet, with Mare hitting another field goal.
In the fourth, the Lions scored on a run by Mikel LeShoure for 3 yards with 3:31 left. The Lions defense then held the Panthers to 3 points and another Mare field goal, making the score 19-17. On the following possession, on third down, Matt Stafford threw a pass at Titus Young.
That may go down as the catch of the year.
On the next play, Stafford hit Young on a 31 yard completion for a TD against the deflated Panthers' secondary. The Panthers completed a 55 yard pass into double coverage, but could never find the end zone, as the secondary batted down two passes to secure the victory.
Lions win, 24-19.
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